Welcome the newest Coach at Skyline CrossFit.
How did you get started in Fitness and Coaching?
I started taking fitness seriously in 2004 after my father began having health issues. Joined a gym and then got the bug to lead classes. Inspired by people like Johnny Goldberg, Luciana Marcial-Vincion, Nicole St Jacques and Josh Taylor (and later Greg Glassman) I jumped on a bike. I wanted to set an example for others and especially my kids. I am endlessly curious about fitness and continuing my education.
How did you start CrossFit?
I started Crossfit in 2014 to try something new after giving up my Pilates class and focusing on Spinning and Cycling -i needed a change. I love the great energy and the combination of weights and cardio. There is nothing like the energy and the net effect of a group of people gathering for a workout, run or ride-so much more than the sum of the numbers, I am less in love with the Gymnastics of Crossfit, but that is a mountain to climb. I am never the fastest, nor the strongest, and rarely the youngest and that's ok.
Whats your favorite part of CrossFit?
Now when i travel in the US, I always try to find a box. I like Brick Wall in Salt Lake City, and Rise is Schaumburg, IL Wando in Charleston, SC and Down River in Detroit.
Here are some of Stephen certifications and achievements:
Crossfit level 1 2016
Spinning star 2 certified 2006
Keiser Cycle certified 2007
PHI Pilates certification 2007
AFAA Group exercise Certification 2007
CPR/AED adult and infant
Coaching groups since 2006
3 MS150 rides
2 Livestrong challenges(bike and Run)
2 Tour De Cure rides
6 half marathons
EMOM for 7:00 (7 total sets)-
1 Power Snatch @ 80% of 1rm PS
1a) 5X3 @ 75% Paused Front
Squats (3 count pause in bottom,
no bounce to stand) – rest 90 sec.
1b) 4X30 seconds Ring Lockout
Holds (hold lockout at finish
position of dip) – rest 90 sec.
40min running clock
then put on HR monitor and allow
heart rate to drop to 150bpm.
With remaining time run out and
and back keeping heart rate at
Example: Run begins at 5:00
then run for 17:30 then turn around
and come back